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    Over 600 species and countless livelihoods depend on a plan for the future of the Kilombero Catchment

    06.02.2019

    Kilombero Valley, where Tanzania’s Kilombero Catchment is located, is immensely important to the nation and to the world due to its precious wetlands resources and ever-dependable rivers – enriching the soils and making the lands more fertile for agriculture...

  • Communities participate in learning sessions Photo: IUCN FLoD team

    Initiative ready for scale up: Local Communities First Line of Defense against Illegal Wildlife Trade (FloD)

    05.02.2019

    Local communities have a critical role to play in combating illegal wildlife trade. The FLoD initiative excelled/demonstrated success in bringing out community voices in unique ways, and identifying ways of improving interventions to combat illegal wildlife...

  • Festuca festuca is a magnificent grass species, highly prized for its robustness and traditionally indispensable to build roofs capable of withstanding the harsh weather of the Ethiopian highlands Festuca festuca is a magnificent grass species, highly prized for its robustness and traditionally indispensable to build roofs capable of withstanding the harsh weather of the Ethiopian highlands.  Photo: Grazia Borini Feyerabend

    Dynamic governance model in Ethiopia's Central Highlands

    28.01.2019

    The Guassa area in Central Highlands of Ethiopia is an excellent example of a dynamic “indigenous community conserved area” (ICCA). IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme participated in the first regional meeting of the ICCA Consortium in Africa, held...

  • Participants at the roundtable on Marine Plastic Pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions at the PEMSEA East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress held in Iloilo, the Philippines Photo: Siriporn Sriaram, IUCN Thailand

    Marine plastic pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions

    21.01.2019

    In November 2018, IUCN co-chaired a roundtable on Marine Plastic Pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions at the PEMSEA East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress held in Iloilo, the Philippines.

  • Field visit in privately protected area in Samoa, June 2018 Photo: IUCN/BIOPAMA

    A year in images: BIOPAMA 2018

    18.01.2019

    In 2018, the BIOPAMA programme engaged with a significant number of stakeholders to ensure that BIOPAMA’s activities support the needs of the countries and their actors, as well as assist them in achieving their conservation objectives and international...

  • Water bottles thrown by runners during the Mater Heart Run in Nairobi last year Photo: Nema Kenya

    National Steering Committee lay groundwork to tackle plastic pollution in Kenya

    15.01.2019

    In late November 2018, MARPLASTICCs’ Kenya National Steering Committee members came together for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to establish a strategic coalition, discuss project progress, review and adopt the 2018-2020 work plan, and decide...

  • Sustainable Blue Economy Participants, Nairobi, Kenya Photo: IUCN ESARO/ SIB-Kenya

    Building the global momentum on marine/aquatic plastics litter

    10.01.2019

    Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector, students, and plastic sector actors, IUCN joined the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya,...

  • Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Photo: © Alexis McGivern/Gallifrey Foundation

    Geneva meeting deliberates on global convention to address plastic pollution

    06.12.2018

    Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations from around the globe have come together this week in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention to beat plastic pollution.

  • ICCA General Assembly 2018 held in Bishoftu, Ethiopia Photo: ICCA Consortium

    Focus on indigenous and conserved community areas

    03.12.2018

    In the closing months of 2018, the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme (GPAP) has been working with the ICCA Consortium to consolidate work under the project Global Support Initiative (GSI) for ICCAs, an abbreviation for the territories and areas conserved...

  • New PANORAMA Solutions theme features business engagement Photo: IUCN

    PANORAMA initiative expands to showcase civil society engagement on business and biodiversity

    25.11.2018

    Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 23 November 2018 (IUCN) –  A new PANORAMA theme exploring how civil society can engage with business aims to scale up new partnerships and action to mainstream biodiversity across different sectors -- a key objective of the UN...

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